As a UT LEAD LLC scholar, you are required to attend at least one event from the following three pillars:
- Excellence & Achievement,
- and Diversity.
Looking for an event to attend?
Check out our event calendar and reference the descriptions below.
Academic, professional, and community service experiences that empower scholars to become innovative, productive, and engaged global citizens in a culturally diverse society. Experiences that expose scholars to leadership experiences inside and outside the classroom includes leadership conferences, service opportunities, and leadership positions.
Excellence & Achievement
Professional and academic experiences that increase intellectual curiosity, aid in growth and development, and expand social and cultural capital. Experiences that expose scholars to excellence & achievement experiences inside and outside the classroom includes undergraduate research, meeting with an Academic Coach, attending an educational or professional development workshop, completing a career assessment and meeting with a career consultant, and participating in the TRIO Student Support Services workshops.
The acknowledgement, celebration, and inclusion of similarities and differences in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs and other ideologies that encompasses acceptance and respect. Experiences that expose students to diversity experiences inside and outside the classroom includes attending an event hosted by the Diversity Educators, Safe Zone Training, and any cultural events, programs, or training that enhance intercultural skills.
Don’t forget to record your attendance at events at volink.utk.edu.